Plastic Chairs Again White with Only One Ingredient
During the summer, many of us bring out our plastic chairs and tables to enjoy the outdoors, perhaps under a gazebo, while savoring a refreshing ice cream. But we realize that our plastic chairs have yellowed over time.
Open to the outdoors, garden furniture is subjected to all kinds of atmospheric elements: the sun, rain, dust, and the passage of time itself. Over time, we have learned about one ingredient: an excellent ally for household chores. Let’s talk about sodium bicarbonate.
As commonly emphasized, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is an excellent whitening agent and a stain remover and sanitizer. Today, we will prepare some mixtures with this versatile ingredient to help restore our plastic chairs to their former glory and make them look new again.
We will prepare two useful mixtures to revitalize plastic chairs
For the first mixture, we will need:
- 100 ml of white vinegar
- 100 ml of liquid Marseille soap
- 1 tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda.
Mix all the ingredients with a bit of water, pouring a mixture into a spray container. Then, spray this mixture onto the chairs and gently scrub with a sponge. Remember that the yellow discoloration will gradually lighten and disappear as you repeat this step-by-step process.
The second mixture consists of:
- 100 ml of hydrogen peroxide
- 1 tablespoon of sodium bicarbonate
- Soapy water
Put all these ingredients into a spray bottle. Mix the ingredients well, then spray the solution onto the plastic chairs. Allow it to sit for about 30 minutes, then gently scrub the chairs to enjoy the revitalized results.
Here are some additional beneficial tips:
- To clean less dirty or stained plastic chairs, put some alcohol on a clean cloth, rub, rinse, and dry.
- Soda crystals are another helpful ingredient for maintaining garden furniture. To use them, dissolve a cup of soda crystals in water, immerse a cloth in this solution, and rub the chairs. Allow the solution to work briefly, then rinse the chairs to complete cleaning.
- For the final handy tip, create a paste with sodium bicarbonate dissolved in water. Simply apply this paste to your chairs and garden furniture, and it will restore their usual whiteness.